Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The most popular programming language

When trying to discus which is the most popular programming language, we can become emotional, entering into a battle that rivals religion sport or politics. Often times there is no need to debate, the language of choice is pre-chosen. Example of when a programmer needs to update a legacy system or a existing system written in a particular language.

If there is one thing I can stress and that is that a programming language is just one tool in a developer’s expansive collection of speciality software and hardware. I always maintain, "Use the best tool for the job". Many developer will, out of personal bias, suggest a language outside of logic and sanity.

So does it really matter which programming language a developer uses, as long as he or she is meeting customer requirements on time and within budget?


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